Dallas Ft. Worth Maternity & Newborn Photographer - Questions & Answers

November 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

There's a lot that goes into a newborn sessions and for first time parents it can be a bit overwhelming. I thought a little Q&A would be helpful when deciding on why you should schedule your newborn session with me! 

How much do newborn sessions cost?

When should I book my newborn session?

How long will a newborn session take?

Do I bring my baby to you, or do you come to my house?

Are parents included in the newborn session?

What if my newborn is fussy and it's not a good time to photograph them?

What should our baby wear?

Have you taken any workshops or had any training posing newborns?

How long have you been working with newborns?

Do you have props?

Do you do composites for a difficult pose?

Do you have insurance?

How much do newborn sessions cost? 

When should I book my newborn session? 

  • As early as possible! There are 2 reasons for this: 1) Sessions are stylized based on a short questionnaire I send once your session is booked based on your preferences, color choices, etc. The sooner we can start planning for this, the better. 2) To be sure I'm available when your new bundle of joy arrives. I book up months in advance and some months are busier than others! 

How long will a newborn session take? 

  • On average, a newborn session takes 2.5 hours, but some can take up to 4 hours if we're taking sibling and/or parent pictures at the same time. There's no rush when we're photographing your new baby! We take plenty of breaks to feed, change and cuddle your new bundle of joy. 

Do I bring my baby to you, or do you come to my house? 

  • All newborn sessions take place at my home studio located in Carrollton, Texas. There's a lot of things that I need during a newborn session so it's easier for me - and the parents - to come to my studio.

Are parents included in the newborn session? 

  • Parents and siblings are an optional add-on to any newborn session. There are times when I might use the parents' arms or hands during a shot, but those are not counted as on add-on; the parents are more of a prop for me to use in that case. 

What if my newborn is fussy and it's not a good time to photograph them? 

  • Every newborn session is different. Some newborns arrive and are fully awake and in no mood to sleep. I will start with wrapped shots and some prop/fur backdrops. Usually after the first or second set up they're tired and ready to sleep! If for whatever reason your baby will not settle and I feel like we aren't getting the quality of pictures I promise, we will reschedule for a couple days later. 

What should our baby wear? 

  • When you're getting them ready to come to the studio I suggest you dress them in something that does not need to be pulled over their head. During the session I'll keep your baby diaperless and without clothes for much of the session. 

Have you taken any workshops or had any training posing newborns? 

  • Yes! I have taken multiple workshops on how to pose newborns safely. I'm constantly learning new posing techniques and take workshops throughout the year. There's a lot to watch for when posing a newborn: starting with their little necks and heads, all the way down to their little toes. I'm constantly watching them during the session and am always within arm's reach should there be any sudden movements from your newborn. 

How long have you been working with newborns? 

  • I'm entering my 5th year of being a family & newborn photographer and my 3rd year of exclusively photographing maternity and newborns. It's my passion! 

Do you have props (blankets, baskets, hats and headbands)? 

  • Yes! I supply all the props during your newborn session. I love when my clients schedule their session far in advance because I like to customize their session based on a newborn questionnaire I send to each of my clients. If there's a special blanket or heirloom you would like to include, please let me know in advance so I can plan accordingly. (Better yet, send me a picture of it!)

Do you do composites for difficult poses? 

  • Yes, absolutely! Newborn safety is my number one priority during a session. I will never put your baby in harm's way just to get a shot. (A "composite" is where I will take multiple images and "stitch" them together to create a particular pose.)

Do you have insurance? 

  • I do have insurance that covers my equipment and my client should anything happen. I'm also registered with the State of Texas and operate as a fully licensed business (a.k.a. - I collect and pay taxes). 

I think that covers some of the most commonly asked questions but if there's something I missed, please email me and I'll be happy to answer any additional questions!

 

Thanks! 

 

 


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